Create a Healthy & Delicious Meal by Pairing Scallops and Oranges

Enjoying a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor.

Adding oranges–the December Harvest of the Month–to your menu is a simple way to included important nutrients. Oranges are an excellent source of fiber as well as vitamin C, which contains an antioxidant that helps prevent cardiac disease. 

Looking for healthy and delicious ways to include oranges? Try this recipe for Seared Scallops with Bacon and Orange.

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  • 4 bacon slices
  • 3 navel oranges, divided
  • 1½ pounds fresh sea scallops
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • Fresh thyme, chopped


In a skillet, cook bacon over medium-high until crispy, approximately 3 minutes on each side. Remove from pan (leaving grease) and chop. Cut 1 orange in half and squeeze juice into bowl. Peel and section the remaining
2 orange and set aside.

Increase heat to high. Pat scallops dry and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add scallops to leftover bacon grease and cook until golden brown, approximately two minutes on each side. Transfer scallops to plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

Add orange juice, vinegar, and pinch of salt to warm pan and cook to simmering. Scrape pan to loosen browned bits and drizzle mixture evenly over scallops. Top with bacon, orange pieces and fresh thyme. Serve immediately and enjoy.

Serves 4